SOURCE: Focus Enhancement

December 21, 2009 08:00 ET

SB Acoustics Partners With Focus Enhancements to Deliver Summit Wireless to Mass Market Speaker Brands

The Industry's Only 7.1 Channel, High-Definition, Wireless Audio for Home Theater Now Available; Showcasing Speaker System at CES

BROOKFIELD, WI--(Marketwire - December 21, 2009) - SB Acoustics, a division of Sinar Baja Electric, a vertically integrated design, engineering and manufacturing company based in Surabaya, Indonesia, offering high-end speaker and electronic solutions to many well known, Hi-Fi consumer, Prosound and OEM automotive clients, announces its partnership with Focus Enhancements, a leading supplier of wireless audio technologies, to develop Summit Wireless based audio solutions targeting speaker brands in the home theater market. Summit Wireless, an audio integrated circuit, sets a new standard for home theater digital audio fidelity, ease of set-up, instant calibration and sweet spot designation.

Summit technology will be integrated into speakers, audio/video receivers, digital televisions, gaming platforms, Blu-ray players, sound bars, wireless audio hubs and set-top boxes, enabling them to broadcast high-definition surround sound wirelessly. It received the "Best of What's New 2009" award by Popular Science Magazine for its technological innovation in the home entertainment category as the first and only wireless 7.1 surround sound solution of its kind.

"Our customers are asking for wireless speaker technologies that address the home theater installation challenges without sacrificing fidelity," said David Stephens, director, SB Acoustics. "Summit Wireless is by far the best solution we've heard for multichannel wireless audio and the integrated digital filters give system integrators greater flexibility to tune speakers to consumers' listening preferences and cabinet design versus conventional speakers with passive crossovers. We believe our patented transducer technologies and manufacturing prowess combined with Summit Wireless technology will give our OEM clients a true market advantage."

Summit Wireless -- Superior Surround Sound Simplified:

--  Automatic discovery of speakers
--  Automatic channel assignment
--  Mapping of speaker location within 1 inch
--  Automatic sweet spot configuration
--  Automatic scalability from 2.0 to 7.1 speakers
--  Instant volume and time alignment
    

"We are excited by SB Acoustics' decision to develop products using Summit Wireless technology," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing for Focus Enhancements. "As a well respected, high-volume manufacturer to major brands that value quality, innovation and performance, their endorsement of Summit gives brands the confidence that a superior wireless solution is now available."

SB Acoustics will be showcasing a Summit Wireless enabled 7.1 speaker system at CES, January 6-10, 2010, Las Vegas, The Venetian Hotel, suite 30-225. To schedule a meeting with SB Acoustics and Sinar Baja Electric, please contact David A. Stephens at david@sbacoustics.com or 262-784-7852. To schedule a meeting with Focus Enhancements, please drop by suite 30-316 or contact Linda Ferguson, lcourtneyferguson@comcast.net or 503-869-5827.

About SB Acoustics:

SB Acoustics was formed to bring an alternative to the hi-end transducer market. Marrying the design talents of Danesian Audio® (Denmark), a company filled with industry veterans, responsible for many well known and revolutionary designs, and manufacturing partner Sinar Baja Electric (Indonesia), a vertically integrated company with more than 30 years of transducer and system manufacturing experience.

We feel we have been able to create an affordable line of products, without compromising acoustic performance for cost. Ultimately, we invite you to judge. To learn more about SB Acoustics, visit http://sbacoustics.com.

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.:

Focus Enhancements, Inc. headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced video and audio technologies. The company's Semiconductor Division develops application specific standard products (ASSPs), which address the audio distribution and the TV-out video encoder markets. The Summit IC specifically addresses the digital wireless audio (DWA) segment which includes home theater, AVR, DTV, DVD, IPOD, set-top box, PC, and PC gaming systems for surround sound. In addition, Focus Enhancements designs and markets ICs to the portable media, navigation systems and smartphone markets for TV-out functionality. The company's System Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management segments. For more information on Focus Enhancements, visit http://www.focusinfo.com.

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